John Turner (lyricist)

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John Turner was the pseudonym used by the English lyricist James John Turner Phillips (born London, July 7, 1932).[1]

He ran the Peter Maurice Music Company, whose most important lyricist was Geoffrey Parsons. The company specialized in adapting songs originally in foreign languages into the English language. He would usually assign a song to Parsons and when the latter was finished, suggest some changes. The credits for the English lyrics would then be given as "John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons".

Lyrics credited to Turner and Parsons[edit]

Lyrics credited to Turner, Parsons, and another collaborator[edit]


  1. ^ "John Turner". Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Tyler, Don (2008). Music of the Postwar Era. ABC-CLIO. p. 34. ISBN 9780313341915. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ ""Denmark Street"".